London-based retail property consultancy GCW has launched its first Sustainability Action Plan, as it looks to put sustainability at the forefront of its business.
The plan lays out key targets to achieve as GCW aims to reduce its environmental impact, refine its purpose and culture, and work to improve inclusivity and diversity within the business.
The Sustainability Action Plan incorporates the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as part of a wider ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) focus.
The move looks to ensure GCW’s culture and ethos are aligned with those of its partners, as it aims to support sustainable communities and champion economic and environmental revitalisation.
GCW has also pledged to undertake yearly regular reviews of its principles.
Oli Horton, GCW partner, said: “Sustainability is an issue that should be on everyone’s radar across the property industry.
“We have looked forensically at our business to understand our current position. We know we can do better, and we are committed to being better. We want to lead the debate, influence our stakeholders, and champion sustainability principles today to secure a better future for all.”
GCW director, Philippe Micheal, added: “Many of our clients are embracing the green agenda and we hope that our action plan will not only align with their thinking but encourage others in the industry to get on board.”